What is Tuxedo?

When you are out there shopping for the next big event of your life, you probably would have asked yourself if the event is good enough to buy a Tuxedo for? Well, your query is valid. Considering the fact that a Tux never goes out of fashion and always looks a bit more special than any other piece of clothing, you probably need to assess the kind of party/wedding that you would want to wear it in. However, this analysis leads us to a different question which is much more important; what exactly is it about a Tux that makes it so special? What really a Tuxedo is?  Well, since this is a completely valid question, we would like to give a very honest and genuine answer to it. Defining what is a Tuxedo is a difficult question, although, if you break it down and see what are things combine to make a Tux, you will be able to find the right answer. Hence, here is a list of all the things that combine together to make a Tuxedo what it really is and what you should probably keep in mind while buying one!

  1. The Collar:
    This is probably the most significant part of a Tux, also the one that primarily distinguishes it from a suit but that is another discussion. Well, we all know that a Tux has a satin collar (even if you didn’t, now you know) but there is still a lot more to explore than just that. Firstly, the normal collar associated with Tux is a shawl collar. While it is the best one and the one which never goes out of fashion, there are other lapel collar options available as well, like peak collar. Although, you may be very sure if you are going for any other option.
  2. The Cummerbund or the Vest:
    This may not feel like a very important part now, but it was at some point. Even now, you may see some people who would like the idea of having a cummerbund that could complement their Tux and that is completely fine. What you need to see is what kind of event are you attending and then decide whether it is required or not.
  3. Pockets and Buttons:
    These may seem to you like minute details, but these are the things that give you the look that you desire when acquiring a Tux. Well, there are obviously some set rules which need to be followed when it comes to small details. For example, you need to have the buttons with the satin fabric used for the collar, other than that, we would prefer no less than three buttons for the cuffs. For pockets, it is preferred to have besom pockets (the classy ones) instead of flap pockets.

Lastly, we would like to say that shop your Tux carefully because this is not just a piece of clothing but an investment that will stay with you for a longer period of time. Also, if you are a 007 fan, you would know how important a Tux is so there is no need to emphasize that!